Social determinants of health related to adhesion to mammography screening.
CONCLUSION: The social determinants of health are directly related to the levels of adherence to the exam among women, as well as the perceived benefits, susceptibilities and barriers. PMID: 29324950 [PubMed - in process]
A radiomics model using kurtosis MRI reliably distinguishes between malignant and benign lesions identified as suspicious on mammography.Reuters Health Information
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Conclusion: Exhaustive test results suggest that the ADBMEDUTMF algorithm exhibits very good noise suppression characteristics with minimum error and higher information preservation capability even at very high noise densities in different mammogram images. This makes the algorithm suitable for low level processing.
This Practice Pearl describes an approach to screening mammography for average-risk women that encourages the use of shared decision-making that addresses benefits (early diagnosis and decreased mortality) and potential harms (false positives and overdiagnosis/overtreatment) in determining screening mammography initiation, frequency, and duration for women at average risk of breast cancer.
Aspire HD (for FDR-1000AWS) The Fujifilm Digital Mammography System, Aspire HD (FDR MS-l000), generates full-field digital mammography images that can, as other full-field digital mammography systems, be used for screening and diagnosis of breast cancer and is intended for use in the same clinical applications as traditional screen-film mammography systems.
ConclusionsWe describe the features (epidemiological, clinical, histological, immunohistochemical, and therapeutic outcomes) of our patient ’s case and compare them with literature data.
Personalized breast cancer screening has so far been economically evaluated under the assumption of full screening adherence. This is the first study to evaluate the effects of nonadherence on the evaluation and selection of personalized screening strategies.
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) Enhancing the diagnosis of breast cancer is the stated goal of a research team at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg. The scientists have combined an advanced method of diffusion-weighted MR imaging with intelligent image analysis methods to detect malignant changes in tissues. This method may help avoid many control biopsies following suspicious findings from mammography screening. This advancement holds promise for substantial improvements in the diagnosis of breast cancer.
This article reviews the impact of MR imaging in different settings on medical oncology decision-making in patients with breast cancer.
Breast MR imaging is commonly used for high-risk screening and for assessing the extent of disease in patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer, but its utility for assessing suspicious symptoms and equivocal imaging findings is less widely accepted. The authors review current literature and guidelines regarding the use of breast MR imaging for these indications. Overall, problem-solving breast MR imaging is best reserved for pathologic nipple discharge and sonographically occult architectural distortion with limited biopsy options. Further study is necessary to define the role of problem-solving MR imaging for calcifica...